Five Firsts: Chris Corsano of the Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano Duo

May 28th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Chris Corsano (left) and Joe McPhee

Chris Corsano (left) and Joe McPhee

NAME: Chris Corsano
BAND AFFILIATION: Joe McPhee-Chris Corsano Duo
INSTRUMENT: Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I had Devo’s Freedom of Choice as a kid, but I’m not sure if I bought that or maybe my older sister gave it to me (thanks Celeste!). I did a lot of those “12 cassettes for a penny” record clubs, too, so maybe the first thing I ever truly bought was (along with a bunch of other things) Jimi Hendrix’s Smash Hits, which was well worth the $0.000833.

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The Figgs, One at a Time…

March 21st, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg
Mike Gent (left) and Pete Donnelly (photos by Kirsten Ferguson)

Mike Gent (left) and Pete Donnelly (photos by Kirsten Ferguson)

Former hometown heroes the Figgs – well, they’re still our heroes, but they’re not really hometowners anymore – dished up some of the tastiest rock & roll that we heard last year with stops at Valentine’s Music Hall and Putnam Den in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Now it looks like they’re trying a different tact for 2013 – with the bandmembers rolling into town one at a time.

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